2012 Olympics, Day 2

Photos from the second day of racing in the 2012 Olympics Regatta by 13-time Olympic photographer Daniel Forster and Sailing World senior editor Stuart Streuli
Mark Mendelblatt and Brian Fatih (left) lead Richard Clarke and Tyler Bjorn during a Star class race on Day 2 of the 2012 Olympic Regatta. Daniel Forster
Another tough day for Zach Railey. After four races he’s 12th, but well off medal pace. Daniel Foster
Ben who? Jonas Christensen further bolstered his lead with another impressive day on the Finn course. He was close to last in the second race before storming back to 6th. Daniel Forster
USA Laser sailor Rob Crane struggled today. He said the downwind legs were particularly challenging. Daniel Forster
Erik Storck and Trevor Moore sailed consistently on Day 1 of their regatta. With a 6th and a 10th, they’re definitely still in the hunt. Daniel Forster
The 49ers sailed on the shifty Nothe course today, where no lead was safe. Daniel Forster
The 49ers know how to put on a good show. The branded flags are a great touch. Daniel Forster
Canada’s Danielle Dube sails in the Laser Radial fleet at the 2012 Olympics. Stuart Streuli
The first Laser race gets underway off Weymouth. Stuart Streuli
Some weed on her centerboard caused Paige Railey to have a tough start to her regatta. Fortunately she rebounded for a solid 8th and then a 5th in the second race. She’s fifth overall. Stuart Streuli
The British Navy is keeping a close eye on the sailing. Stuart Streuli
The Lasers crowd the pin end for Race 2. Stuart Streuli
Rob Crane (USA) works upwind in Race 1, hoping to pass some boats. Stuart Streuli